Human Anatomy and Physiology - III

Use this tool to understand how the research skills contained in the course outcomes, or other indicators, align with developmental stages of information literacy and critical thinking. See how PCC Librarians can help support the integration of research concepts and skills at levels appropriate to the course outcomes. This guide was prepared by the PCC librarians for Human Anatomy and Physiology - III (BI 233)

Research support framework

The following shows where Human Anatomy and Physiology - III fits into the Research Support Framework developed by PCC Librarians.

Information literacy developmental stage: 
Information Mediation
  • Are the qualities of the results what I need?
  • Can these information sources help support my thesis?
Cognitive domains and information literacy outcomes: 
Academic inquiry
  • Directed searching in discipline-specific contexts
  • Connecting sources and integrating them

Library support of CCOGs

These are the course outcomes and other indicators which require library support.

Intended course outcomes related to information literacy: 
  • Critically evaluate health articles and medical journals related to anatomy and physiology and examine the contexts of public health and broader social issues.


Other indicators of required information literacy outcomes: 
  • Case study and literature review assignment require students to access and critically evaluate primary literature

Course integrated research support

These are the ways that the librarians can support information literacy achievement for the students in this course.

Corresponding information literacy outcomes: 
  1. Locate articles about health and evaluate for context, bias, and authority
  2. Locate articles in medical journals and evaluate for context, currency, and peer review
  3. Devise a research question related to anatomy and physiology, within the context of public health and social issues


Information literacy instructional objectives: 
  1. Identify the parties responsible, and their qualifications, for health articles, to evaluate reliability of information
  2. Select sources for locating relevant medical journal articles, including library databases
  3. Develop a researchable question related to anatomy and physiology, and identify the context and perspectives of the authors


Bridging competencies: 
  • Recognize authors' affiliation statements in journal articles
  • Recognize agencies as corporate authors
  • Navigate to library website, and select relevant databases
  • Use background reading to construct reasonable topic statement